Rare Indo-Portuguese Tortoiseshell Casket
Rare Indo-Portuguese Tortoiseshell Casket
Rare Indo-Portuguese Tortoiseshell Casket
Rare Indo-Portuguese Tortoiseshell Casket
Rare Indo-Portuguese Tortoiseshell Casket

Rare Indo-Portuguese Tortoiseshell Casket

1650 to 1750 Sri Lanka

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An extremely rare late 16th / early 17th Century Indo-Portuguese Tortoiseshell Casket; approximately 5 inches wide. The silver mounts are decorated with caryatid figures and end in 'paw' feet. We believe that this item was made for the Portuguese market in Sri Lanka; so far we have discovered two similar examples, one with identical decoration sold at auction in Lisbon in 2010 and the other housed in the National museum of Columbo in Sri Lanka.
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